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this is why you should watch only. most go well north of the so un resolutions all see whereas simply out of principle and could even change its approach if it turns out president assad is chasing the international community says a senior aide to the russian president. israeli troops are under fire for roughing out foreign diplomats and preventing them from delivering aid to palestinian better way and his entire community was demolished. and as john as for pacha vote in sunday's parliamentary election despite the almost sudden return for under michel there's a little remains over the growing income gap and a tough job market. and
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you saw in russia and around the world this is o.t. with me here hello and welcome to the program the kremlin says russia could change its position on the syrian conflict and how the international community should respond if it's proven that president assad is not playing by the rules those comments came from a senior presidential aide as u.n. security council members struggle to agree on a resolution that would see the implementation of a plan to dissolve syria of its chemical weapons let's now take a listen to what sergei ivanov had to say we are not protecting the syrian government we are protecting the international and even future for example talking no fear ridiculous and huge pathetically but it will become sure russia will become sure that it for example is cheating. we might change your position
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but so far we don't have such evidence. sergei ivanov also stressed it's vital that the peace talks in geneva take place saying russia will do all it can to make them happen because the syrian government has expressed a willingness to negotiate with the opposition. it's bought under the russian american initiative on may seventh we have secured the master's commitment to send the legation to geneva conference. american partners have so far failed to do the same in the talks with opposition and besides it's very difficult to define the opposition there's so many splinter groups and one of the predominant of them of course is our pride. and the claims that cruise missiles strikes will help advance the peace process and not only ridiculous the irresponsible meanwhile syria
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has made a step towards implementing the chemical design and plan broken by russia and the us by starting to detail its toxic arsenal they hate the base chemical weapons watchdog has received partial data on the stockpiles with more details expected within the next few days on his polls god has one. well under the deal of brokered between washington and moscow in geneva last weekend a syria has until saturday to disclose its arsenal of chemical weapons and the process has begun the organization for the prohibition of chemical weapons or o.p.c. w for short a spokesman for that organization says we have received part of the verification and we expect more that's what the spokesperson was quoted as saying it's believed that the initial declaration outlining syria's chemical weapons program has been handed over however when contacted by our take p.c. w. did confirm that a meeting on syria that was settled for sunday has been postponed no reason was
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given and no future date has been set now it's believed that syria has one thousand tons worth of chemical weapons dotted around the country making it logistically difficult for this process to be carried out president bashar al assad was quoted in made awake saying that the process could take over a year just about over a year of course under that deal struck in geneva syria has until the middle of two thousand and fourteen to complete the process for the united nations are set to discuss a possible u.n. resolution in new york next week on the syrian crisis that will give a legal backing to the deal struck in geneva however the two sides have slightly different views on the wording of that possible resolution with the united states britain and france king for the threat of military intervention to be on the table to remain on the table if damascus fails to comply with the u.n. resolution russia saying that any threat of military intervention is
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counterproductive and not needed in the initial resolution russia says that only if damascus fails to comply should the matter then be taken back to the united nations while those discussions a-g. to take place in new york next week but the early signs are that damascus is keen to comply with that deal struck in geneva last. and later this hour we'll also look at how progress and designing in syria might affect the region but security in iran were there last hopes for nuclear talks after the new president held out an olive branch to the west. european diplomats and for each of us have accused israeli troops over manhandling them as they try to deliver aid to the west bank security forces also seized a truck carrying tens and emergency supplies meant for palestinian bedouins whose homes were demolished by this we are. more now on the incident that's caused a stir in a zero and over old. particular incident happened on friday from the information we
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have a group of european diplomats were driving in a truck when they were fired out by the israeli army now they say that they were targeted by some grenades that a french diplomat was literally yanked from the truck before the army drove away the diplomats had inside this truck tents as well as emergency supplies that they were trying to deliver to a bad one community that earlier in the week had seen its homes its kindergarden and its stables demolished by the israeli army now we've been unable to get any kind of comment from either the israeli police or the israeli army what i can tell you is that this is one of three different communities that in the last six weeks have been targeted by the israeli army for this particular community that comprises of some one hundred twenty people in the west bank there was a court given a court order given by the israeli high court to the army to demolish their homes
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saying that they were illegal but it does point to a much bigger problem that you have here in the west bank among between communities and that is that the communities themselves say that they need the land for the grazing of the cattle that the families have lived here for generations and that they simply have nowhere else to go in this particular community there were two attempts only in the week by the european community to try and reach the bad ones they did manage to get to them and put up some tents before these were forcibly taken down by the israeli army now the european diplomats who come from countries such as bush and sponsor spain ireland and australia as you can well imagine are furious they say that there's been a complete disregard for the diplomatic community and they are calling on the international community to apply and pressurizes role to that hearing to international law. and human rights actually as peter tatchell explains why things israel's actions qualify as a brazen violation of international law. every aspect of this incident is in
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defiance of both israeli and international law the starting point of course is that this incident happened. which the global consensus is that israel is illegally occupying since they were seized in the one nine hundred sixty seven war so israel shouldn't even be there but if it is going to be there as the occupying power it has a duty to safeguard the welfare and interests of all the people in that territory and quite clearly denying a two destitute palestinian families who've had their homes demolished by views released military that is quite clearly not fulfilling their obligations under international law to safeguard people in the territories they control pro independence supporters in scotland are gathering for a mass rally on the streets of edinburgh and it's now just a year before the referendum will see the country vote on whether to break its
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centuries old union with the rest of britain. reports now from the scottish capital . scottish independence campaign is getting ready to march through the streets of edinburgh now we're expected to have talks from scotland's first minister alex salmond and police expecting that they'll be a large turnout last year they estimated five thousand people attended the rally organizers put that number as high as ten thousand and again today thousands are expected to show up of course this time next year it will be decided in scottish voters will be asked that yes no question on the eighteenth of september twenty forty should scotland become an independent country of course before that question can be answered both sides of that campaign going to be really trying to persuade that chunk of the population that as yet still undecided and there are some big
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questions to answer now in november we're going to see the government publishing is white paper on independence that is going to be vital for the yes campaign to once a big questions still remain over scotland's currency if she is of welfare and pensions and over the role of north sea oil as well the rally today marking one year to go and of course we'll be bringing you all the latest from that throughout the day and of the norm they sure will be joined live later this hour by adam iran . co-editor of the hour i can. do stay with us for that but i will be back with more news for you a very short break. crosstalk
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this is coming to life for most let's move on now germans had to the polls tomorrow to vote in a parliamentary election that looks like a foregone conclusion chancellor merkel is almost certain to remain in power despite a growing discontent with their wording party's policies and as a result of a found out declining wages and growing inequality are among the things germans are most concerned about. it's billed as europe's economic success story but german voters feel the country is split between the haves and the have nots germans are rich yeah ten percent of germans are they own a boat fifty to sixty percent of all the capital and the gap is getting bigger and our society is divided there are places in germany like here in boston that are so poor the streets are in disrepair and the theaters have to shut down this town is
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broke for most people the financial situation isn't good which isn't the image many of germany's european partners have of the federal republic. i think if you were to ask someone from spain they would tell you germany is an economic land of milk and honey but that just isn't the case perhaps thirty years ago but after reunification and the pressure is of staying competitive globally those days are gone. one of the ways germany has stayed competitive is by trying to keep wages low i know plenty of spin your is in greeks who come to britain looking for work there scandalized by how lower pay is it's not enough to survive. in the run up to this election the main opposition has campaigned on a platform of introducing a minimum wage of eighty year old fifty per hour the current german government has dismissed those calls i'm glad merkel's party insists that the introduction of
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a minimum wage would destroy job creation however these people here are saying they just want a fair day's pay for a fair day's work. we need a meaning which here has to be at a level that people can leave on to provide for their families and there are so many jobs around the paper barely enough so you can survive i think eight fifty proposed by the s.d.p. is too low i think it should be closer to twelve per hour. so cold many jobs have also grabbed voters' attention ahead of sunday's ballot almost a quarter of the workforce are employed in these part time and often low paid jobs any medium union jobs are no good you can't contribute to a pension with four hundred euros these days everyone in the family has to work i sit with my roommate and we realize i make too little money it's a case of either we give up our studies and find more work or lose our flat whoever comes out on top from sunday's ballot is going to face the continuing task of
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keeping germany's economy on track while at the same time trying to please a workforce which feels underpaid and under appreciated peter all of the r.t. germany. as germany's political heavyweights make their final a page for seats in parliament a brand new force is making serious political inroads bailey hall for years since its creation be alternative for germany party is already close to having a presence in the boat just on and recent polls suggest the euro skeptic politic could win five percent of the votes in sunday's election which is just enough to get in and dr christian schmid deputy head of the berlin brunch says this popularity comes from frustration of the mainstream policies being and willing to address the most important issues i believe that the fact that the euro is not working the way it was supposed to from the beginning is finally making headway with and some of the voters who look beyond two very difficult to sort of look to
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the long term where germany at one point or the other will have to carry the bill for all the same for all the. systems that have been set in place one measure after the other to bail out greece and other countries and therefore there is a rising discontent that this very subject the year old has been swept under the carpet by the main parties so far none of the issues neither syria nor anything else has. much more is being discussed that is more akin to words especially necklace although the head of the social democrats is giving the bad finger and major policy do not seem to be interested the german electorate very very on my not to be understood. want to know what's really going on in the european on global economy watch the latest episode only kaiser report later today where mox and stacey take on the couple to behind the great uncertainty in the modern day
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financial system but has a show. the collapse of lehman was a market signal that suit should have alerted the government and everyone participating in these markets that their massive reform was needed but instead they interpreted that market single as a way to make the situation much worse again i made the comparison to theocratic fanatical religious extremists who misread their fundamentalist texts and everything they read suggest that they should blow themselves up in other people same thing as lloyd blankfein and warren buffet everything they read says i should blow everything up i should commit mass terrorism that's the message that they get from the from the price signals that they receive it's a breakdown in capitalism unfortunately and that's predictable because unfortunately the price of money is close to zero and access to money is ubiquitous by the stock received in america ruled by the least qualified not to mention the kleptocracy on wall street.
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academics of the city university of new york have called for all charges to be dropped against sixty eight and so rested on tuesday they were protesting after cia chief david petraeus was given a teaching position at the school. has emerged showing police using heavy handed toxics while detaining the protesters were in a park not reports. four star general and former cia director david petraeus recently began his new career here in the big apple as an adjunct professor for the new york city public university known as kuni but his attendance has been met with broad criticism from students faculty and staff members who say they don't want their college to host the man who oversaw wars drone strikes and alleged torture tactics in the middle east now for the past few weeks this anti professor pre-trained his movement has been gaining traction recently activists tell me that
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they're on their campaign has been met with heavy handed tactics from the new york city police department bill earlier this week about seventy five people were marching right around here across the street from that building where professor petraeus was allegedly attending a fundraiser and that's when a fight broke out between new york city police officers and protesters cops who videotaped trying to barricade the activists who then spilled out onto the streets witnesses say students were punched slammed against to be equals and on to the pavement by the cops eventually six people were arrested and have been charged with obstruction of governmental administration riot resisting arrest and disorderly conduct twenty four year old denise ford is among the six students that were arrested during the protest and spent twenty eight hours in police custody she
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joins me now to talk about her experience denise tell me what led to your arrest i believe that some of us were to be targeted by the police so that you know they were going to rise and then i mean they pushed us into the streets and it just started from there where they grabbed one of my palmer about like seven to fifteen . slammed his head against the car and we're just all on top of thing. so then i went to try to help him and within the process i ended up falling in between two callers to the back of my head then up proceeded to get all and then when i looked at a back of me is another about like sub in so like you are new cars on top of my other car. and which they picked up a shirt. and a plain clothes officer just to. go to his kids and then the cop just came and grabbed me for me. and then just called i believe
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this is also an intimidation tactic used by the n.y.p.d. why is it that so many people are so odd how happy with his new position as a visiting professor at what he thinks is what we're getting it's not these characters it's what he represents an area with a capital of. war. to wage dozens of academics have signed on to a petition calling for all charges against the six cuny students to be dropped in the interim according to reports a growing number of staff and faculty members are also calling on america's former intelligence chief to resign from his position as a visiting professor reporting from new york. r.t. . and let's not check some of the news stories in brief in a wrong nine people have been killed after a suicide bombing stormed police headquarters north of baghdad that time because
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doug was and then blew themselves up inside the building when reinforcements are right no one has claimed responsibility for that sold but police forces are considered prime targets for sunni insurgents wanting their share led government just yesterday a blast in a most killed at least eleven people. to pakistan now assume a top taliban command. has been released from prison the afghan. government filed for him to be set free in a bid to a reconciliation process in the country baradar was one of the founders of the taliban in afghanistan and was a linchpin of the insurgency after the us led invasion in two thousand and one he was captured in the pakistani city of karachi back in two thousand and ten. china's meteorological center has issued a red alert as a stormy sunday ahead stalls hong kong they say is largest time through and is already battering southern parts of taiwan where at least two thousand five hundred people have been evacuated to safety from flood prone areas when he signed it
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island communities in the philippines triggered not sloppy which is not the world. but you are slick so willing to test iran's recent change of tone in relations with the west the white house said it's ready to engage in talks on to ron's nuclear program as long as the islamic republic is a willing to prove its peaceful purposes and joel rubin from the anti nuclear pressure group the ploughshares fund says the entire middle east would benefit if the two countries could return to diplomatic efforts it's clear that there is time and space for diplomacy it's clear that the same issues that the international community the united nations russia the europeans the united states have put on iran have really gotten the iranian leaders attention the deal recently between the united states and russia on syria's chemical weapons has demonstrated that diplomacy can work now it's
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a question of will it be followed through by assad the same can be said for iran if we can see these issues resolved diplomatically it's going to create a sense of stability in what has been a very unstable region now it certainly is in the interests of the people who live there as well as united states and russia. that's how website could be ideal on the new i phone actually be a reason for security concern is from around the blood the racing to crank the device after being promised thousands of donors and bounty and other prizes if they can go that story online for you. and clash of the presidents believe is head of state a launch result of barack obama in kona him a criminal and promising legal action for violating international law was head of the line to find out why. and coming up right after the break at a mosque in lakeside a quiet suburb the u.s. justice system to stay with us.
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i got some angry but polite messages after i came out in favor of the foreign adoption ban of russian children by people in the usa this is not a dig on america i think russia or any country that respects itself should export any children to anywhere at all people tell me that i'm paranoid that the decision to stop the foreign adoptions punishes the children were a massive reuters investigation called the child exchange has exposed some dark secrets about adoption of foreign children they expose it often by using the term read homing which is normally about finding new homes for animals people are basically advertising adopted children they don't want like baseball cards on e bay found out that on just one yahoo group are child a week was offered up to the public my wonder what kind of people want to
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discreetly get children off the internet the thing is that in the us adopting a child from overseas is hard but transferring them to someone else later on is a breeze all you need is a notarized power of attorney document to clearing the child is another adult's care so for. those of you who think i am a cool nationals because i support russian adoption ban than take a look at the child exchange and you might just start to see my point but that's just my opinion. and your cultural comment was the policy i think people.
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